Call to save 19-year-old Ahwazi prisoner from execution in Iran
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran announced in a statement: The Iranian Resistance calls for urgent action to save the life of Ali Sudani, a 19-year-old member of Iran’s Arab community, who is scheduled to face execution on Thursday, September 17 in public. It calls on all human rights organizations, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, to take urgent action to prevent this inhuman crime.
The mullahs’ regime has accused Ali Sudani of setting ablaze a police vehicle during a protest by the people of Ahwaz on March 17, 2015.
Following a raid that day by suppressive forces on spectators at a football match between Khuzestan’s Foolad side and Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia, the residents of Ahwaz and other towns in Khuzestan Province staged a large protest against the regime’s suppressive measures against the people of Khuzestan. Hundreds of protestors were arrested. The residents also protested the tragic death of Younes Asakareh, a 31-year-old street vendor, who had set himself on fire four days earlier due to pressures by the regime and the confiscation of his meagre property in Khorramshahr. Ali Sudani was among those arrested on March 17, 2015.